About the Competition

The Bateman Case Study Competition is the Public Relation Student Society of America (PRSSA) national case study competition for public relations students. Student teams research, plan, implement and evaluate a comprehensive public relations campaign for a real client.

Research and planning phases are completed November through February and teams implement their campaigns February through March. Final entries are due to PRSSA Headquarters in April.

Three finalists are selected by a panel of industry experts and members of the PRSA national organization. The first place team receives $3,500 and a trophy; second place receives $2,500 and a plaque; and third place receives $1,500 and a plaque. All teams are recognized at the PRSSA National Conference.

Visit the PRSSA-Bateman Competition website for more information about the competition and to see examples of the winning entries from previous years.

About the WSU PRSSA-Bateman Team

Members of the Washington State University PRSSA-Bateman team gain valuable skills and build lasting bonds through creative collaboration and dedicated teamwork. The team consists of 4-5 students from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. Participation is open to all majors within the college.

Team members are required to enroll in and complete two 1-credit courses, one in the Fall semester and the second in the Spring semester. Team members will meet every week during the designated class period for at least one hour. During the implementation phase of the campaign, from February through March, students should expect to spend 10-15 hours a week on the competition. Students are also required to join PRSSA for the year they participate in the competition.

The 2015-16 WSU PRSSA-Bateman Team was awarded Honorable Mention in the national competition. Check out their award-winning entry.

Join the Team

To be considered as a candidate for the 2017-18 WSU PRSSA-Bateman Competition Team, complete this short application by Sunday, April 30.

All applications will be reviewed and finalists will be notified the week of May 1-5.

If you have any questions you can contact the faculty advisor, Chris Cooney at chris.cooney@wsu.edu.


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